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Chapter 1 - Understanding Silica Fume
Silica Fume Products

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To date, blended silica-fume cement has not been used to any real extent in the US. This lack of use may be attributed to these factors: 1) Lack of flexibility in silica fume dosage; 2) Limited volume of concrete that can be produced from one truckload of blended cement; and, 3) Difficulty in batching concrete for small projects.

Densified or pelletized silica fume must be interground during production of blended silica-fume cement to ensure dispersion of the agglomerates.